Isabelle Lacey, Ellsworth Schnebly Memorial Award for the Best Digital Image of the Year (also Best Advanced Digital Image)
Note from Helen Hoffman, Historian, Oak Creek Canyon Camera Club, December 19, 1983:
"The Ellsworth Schnebly Memorial Award was established in December of 1976 with the selection of the "BEST of the YEAR" slide at the Christmas Salon.
Ellsworth Schnebly served the club as Secretary-Treasurer from 1956 to March 1976 when he passed away. He also published a monthly bulletin and handled the new articles for the Red Rock News. At his death, the club, as a memorial to him, placed the letters, "the Lord is my Shepard" on the wall above the alter in the chancel of the Wayside Chapel.
He moved here with his family when he was three. His father, Theodore, became the first postmaster of what is now known by all of us, Sedona. This as we all know was his mother's name. Schnebly Hill bears the name because of his father's part in getting the first road from Sedona to Flagstaff. He taught school for 48 years and was the first teacher at the school in Oak Creek Canyon built in 1899. He was Trail Boss for the Sedona Westerners in 1967-68. His article "How Sedona was Named" is found in their book "Those Early Days".
Need more be said about this man and the twenty years he devoted to the workings of this club and it's activities?...... I don't believe so!"
It’s an honor to present the BEST DIGITAL IMAGE OF THE YEAR in 2015 to Isabelle Lacey.
2015 - Isabelle Lacey, Church Doors
2014 - Stephanie Brand, Smile for the Camera
2013 - Elaine Belvin, Coy Flamingo
2009 - Kay Cross, Hypnotic Stare
2006 - Al Brown
2002 - Joanne Reed, Blessed Moment
2001 - Bob Shuman, Illuminated Passages
1991 - Ann Frazier, Tree and Mist
1990 - Peter Parry, Sedona Storm
1989 - Ann Frazier, Misty Forest
1988 - Carl Fliessback, Storm Clouds
1987 - Ann Frazier, Jenne Farm
1986 - Ray Reed, Kaibab Trail
1985 - Jean Stratton, Turquoise, Porcelain
1984 - Jack Sopjack, Newly Born
1983 - Mary Armstrong, Calm after the Storm
1982 - Helen Hoffman, Winter Reflection
1981 - Mar Maskowita, Autumn Reflections
1980 - Fred Snyder, Hart Prairie Road
1979 - Maynard Clark, Rufus Towee
1978 - Neil Smith
1977 - Neil Smith, Drifting Along with Winter
1976 - Neil Smith, Summer Day